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>>> this morning on "world news now" -- shut down for sandy. life in much of the northeast has ground to a halt. as we await the arrival of this super storm. >> the warnings have been dire. and now the hurricane looks like it will live up to the worst predictions with 50 million people in its path. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> it feels strange to say good morning. it's more like an ominous morning for so many of us today. what a weird monday morning. we have you covered. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. as hurricane sandy will be slamming into the east coast, but its impact is going to be felt across the country. as everything from air travel to the federal government to the stock market is shut down. in the calm before the storm. an eerie silence in times square with mass transit across new york city halted. ahead of the hurricane. not just mass transit, bus, light rail, amtrak on the east coast, airlines, the city is for all intents and purposes shut down. >> nothing, nothing going on. the scope of the
weather center. >> the one positive of sandy is t is coming ashore so rapidly, increasing speed, it is ashore not quite at the time of high tide. it looked like that would be the time it would be coming ashore. about the shore now. let me show you the regional doppler. this is how else looks right now. raining here,is equally snowing at the same rate. in the mountains of west virginia, those are the areas that are under a blizzard warning. the the centeree of sandy coming near oceant now city, new jersey. the track will take it across delaware bay. , the reinss around new york city, even into island, have not been as as they had been up through our area. can see these winds continue from the northwest. that is tending to drive the water out. we have had wind gusts up to 52 in the last hour. iran to atlantic city, the is bottoming. -- around advantage city, the is bottoming and will to our north.ve perhaps another two or 3 inches of rain. the total rainfall around the will be 5-6rea inches. 8:00 to midnight or 1:00 in the morning will be the time were we have to watch for more da
picture. take a look at this. it shows the strength of sandy. this is water gushing into a commuter train station in hoboken, new jersey. in the day ahead, we expect to get a better look at all the damage along the eastern seaboard. good morning, washington. it's tuesday, october 30. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. many closings in our area. we are scrolling those across your screen. now to jacqui jeras for the latest on sandy. >> good morning. it made landfall yesterday evening and is weakening as it makes its way on shore. plenty of impact from the storm including for us, especially this morning. let's look at the weather headlines for today. the worst is over, but the rainfall will continue at least through midday today. the wind is still gusting at 30 miles or 40 miles an hour. that will gradually diminish today. in addition to everything we got yesterday, flooding could be expected. that will last likely several days. here's the latest satellite and radar image showing the center of sandy now over central pennsylvania. our rain continues coming down. that will be heavy at
and stick around because of sandy. it is cold out there, the remnants keeping ask overcast today. temperatures are cooler. the cooler temperature trend is expected for today and tomorrow at much of the 7 day forecast. our other concern is that river flooding continues. the latest forecast for the reverse getting back down probably will not be four days. checking out super doppler picking up a couple sprinkles out there. call pepper and hagerstown -- send me a tweet and let me know if some cool air or even snow is mixing in. it is chilly here in the district. reagan national, 43 degrees. we will stay in the low 50's and cloudy through much of the day. more with your seven-day forecast coming up in a bit. >> thanks so much. starting with the latest headlines in the aftermath of sandy. president obama is heading to new jersey to review storm damage. >> new jersey governor chris christie -- he says he will talk to the president about getting the army corps of engineers to determine how to better protect the beaches. in new york, the stock exchange will reopen after being shut down fo
heard what sounded like a car crash. happened at 4:30 monday when sandy was picking up steam. a mother and father inside their in prince william county. >> it is devastating. r,en this book to topple ove splitting the home in half. tenantsateful his young are ok. i am grateful that nobody got h is miraculous in itself. of storms the sound across northern virginia .wo days after sandy even in arlington national powerful wind down old trees with ease, but the county government private companies responded swiftly and nonstop. it is good business for us. >> an enormous oak tree fell on in newrnes' home jersey. yes, but not when he looks north to new york. else, ired to everybody k we are lucky. >> in arlington county, 24 by trees,re blocked doing damage to cars.and in fairfax county, 60 homes were trees. by after i read last year -- after last year, people are familiar with how to deal with evens like these. thank you. crews in frederick county have two water rescues because of flooding. leftsay two men were to a tree yesterday after they decided to take an raft down the river. they also h
that sailed into the heart of sandy battling 18-foot waves until it capsized and sank. a passenger saw a heroic helicopter pilot coming to save them and new york city watching the waters rise. the busiest city in america, landmark like a ghost town and on this night when 60 million americans are feeling the effects of hurricane sandy, the abc news team is out in force in every corner of the storm. tonight, the moment it crashes on land, our team in the storm zone bringing you what's happening at this hour as "world news" begins. >>> good evening, and welcome to this special one-hour edition of "world news" and as we come on the air, it is happening right now, hurricane sandy crashing on shore. winds now at 90 miles per hour and this storm is so big, so vast, 60 million americans will feel its power. tonight our extreme weather team is all over the storm zone ready to report so let's go straight to abc's meteorologist ginger zee who is right in the bull's-eye as the storm is hitting the shore now in atlantic city, new jersey. ginger? >> we're essentially inside the storm. diane. we're e
, the perfect storm. sandy brings utt devastation overnight. unprecedented walls of water destroy the coastline and slam new york city. so much of the skyline plunged into darkness. a record-breaking loss of power. floodwaters pour into tunnels. hospitals forced to evacuate. >> oh, my goodness. it is an infant. >> now, new dangers. >> not by water, not by flood, not by sandy. but by fire. >> nine states under a state of emergency right now. all the latest on the catastrophic damage, dramatic rescues and where the storm is headed next. our extreme weather team, live, in the storm zone. "good morning america's" special coverage starts, right now. >>> and you are lookingt the scene overnight in parts of new york city. fires raging in the floodwaters. dozens of homes destroyed. entire neighborhoods on fire. we have new pieces of information pouring in every minute right now. this storm has taken many lives. at least 16 so far. there's so much devastation. >> it is remarkable, we're seeing these images more and more. and the 7.5 million people are out of power at this hour. the center of the storm,
of hurricane sandy. >> close the final stretch. see what president obama and mitt romney are campaigning before and the election. -- where. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's friday, november 2. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to a meteorologist jacqui jeras with our forecast. >> good morning. a chilly start. that willll be the rule the next couple days. 43 degrees is where we are starting out at reagan national with pretty light wind, so we are not dealing with multiple wind chills. cold temperatures 32 in oakwood, virginia, 32 in stafford 33 in mchenry maryland, and 35 in chantilly -- 32 in elkwood. there could be a sprinkle or snow flurry later this morning. otherwise dry. high temperature of about 10 degrees below average. we should reach about 55 by 5:00. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. >> not bad for this friday morning. here we are at the dulles interchange, 28. route 28 is a little east of dulles airport, looking pretty good. 270 at 109,
super storm sandy. >> a small percentage of them in the area. pepco, literally a couple dozen. they hope to get everybody back online tonight. b.g.e. about 6300 outages in maryland this morning. >> we are seeing small signs of progress in new york and new jersey but still so much work ahead. >> the nation's largest public transit system will begin rolling again this morning, but with limited service. some tunnels and stations remain flood and power is still out in much of downtown. but the lights began to turn back on in some areas near wall street. still, subways won't run yet through the city's financial district. mayor bloomberg announced only vehicles with three or more occupants will be allowed to enter manhattan between 6:00 a.m. and midnight. snuge struggling to recover. -- new jersey is struggling to recover. they are working to clear streets clogged by sand and debris. gas leaks and the aparent shortage of gas crews to help shut down ruptured lines. >> where are all of these gas trucks? why can't we get gas trucks down the b
welcome you to our special half-hour storm watch coverage. as damaging as sandy has been to our region, conditions are a lot worse in the new york city metropolitan area. many remain in the dark on top of the flood related problems in manhattan, long island and other communities as well. >> crissy is live in new york with the latest on the cleanup and relief efforts -- chris is live in new york with the latest on the cleanup and relief efforts. >> good evening. folks in new york city are coming out from hunkering down yesterday and last night in their homes and hotels. they are waking up to some very interesting pictures. one of those is right behind me. this building lost its entire facade in the windall in all, across the eastern seaboard about 8 million people were without power today. that number is not to about 6.5 million. nonetheless, recovery efforts are just getting underway. >> all of a sudden, the east river creeping block by block. >> reliving the for a super storm sandy. with debris, came a sobering dose of reality. holmes unrecognizable, roads impassable, -- homes unrecog
from one of the many victims of hurricane sandy. relief efforts continue as the victim's battle dropping temperatures. glad you are starting your day with us. >> let's go right to the meteorologist with a look at our forecast. >> a couple of spots hovering near the freezing mark this morning. one of the coldest days we have had this season. it is going to be a carbon copy of what we saw the last few days with sunny periods and cloudy. . winds to the west southwest at 7 miles per hour. 37 at dulles. culpeper, 34 degrees. 41 in fredericksburg and 40 degrees in martinsburg. partly sunny and maybe a sprinkle later this morning. a good 10 degrees below average. i promise, more sunshine is in the seven-day forecast. i have to be a little patient but we will get there. we will head over to traffic with steve. >> good morning. we start with a look at the beltway, new hampshire ave. this is heading towards georgia ave. as you can see, it is not causing a backup right now. just so you know, as you leave college park heading west, way over to the left for a little while. we will head over
of sandy. the storm will likely keep us on edge all weekend. >> states of emergency are in effect for the district, maryland, and virginia. supplies are going fast. people are getting ready for the wind and flooding. >> sandy has claimed the lives of 43 in the caribbean. some are already calling it a billion dollars storm. dave zahren is tracking the latest. >> a time of high anxiety in the washington area. tropical force winds out almost 400 miles. i will show you the wind and rain along the atlantic seaboard. you will be able to see the shower activity moving into the carolinas. as the moisture makes its way north, we will see tropical storm conditions on the coast of north carolina within the next couple of hours. for us, the main concern is late monday and tuesday. we are between two systems. the shower to the west is the cold front. down to the south, you can see the leading edge of hurricane send the -- hurricane sandy.it is back up to a category one. sandy is about 700 miles south of the washington area. the projected landfall is late monday and tuesday. it will spread plen
. let's get the latest from new york. >> superstorm sandy may have destructiont the behind continues to have a lasting impact. in hoboken, new jersey, national rolled in where 20,000 flooded in stranded homes. stillter of this city is supplies arend running low. farther south, the powerful lifted homes from their foundations and ruptured gas spreading fears of a e explosion. a> everywhere you go, you hear noise of the open gas lines. >> utility crews cannot reach fire in an affluent jersey e neighborhood and are until they can shut off the gas. york, it really is a tale cities. nie you can see the stark difference. manhattan split in half. those with power and those without. above 34th street, the lights are on. below 34th street, it's dark and vacant. but gribble little scary, we just have to make it work. >> 14 of 23 subway lines in the running on a limited basis. traffic on the street remains clogged. mayor ordered an unprecedented passenger menem for all manhattan.ng three-car minimum. in brooklyn, share a shovel into , that's another idea. >> the lights are back on in our area f
the east oast braving thelements. aught in sandy's fury. worst wind that had. >> weather channel meteorologist jim cantore with maria today. feel like it was bad thought it would be? >> maybe a little worse, actually. there's water four feet high in the streets and cars floating round. it was a movie set everywhere ou turned. > rosie o'donnell snapping his pic of her dock in hambles. maria shriver, hyannisport overed in water. w yorkers turning into eporters on the web. of this building heap of rubble. tourist attraion today, a disaster zone. beep]. >> one man in his car floating own 14th street. > need to get out and get in a car. > and a jet skier on a new york road turned into a river. "the new york times" with this ime lapapse video as the storm hit. he donald hunkered down in his rump fortress, tweeting in "everything's normal" pic today. > my office is open, the building is a rock and doesn't budge. > this is the moment much of manhattan was plunged into arkness. wild video of a transformer exploding. crews furiously working to get electricity back on. > power outages for m
images from storm coverage came from queens where row upon rope of houses burned as sandy raged. >> now people are returning to sift through what is left of their lives. and our new york station, wabc was there. >> reporter: the floodwater isn't the only thing sinking in here. >> the people in this neighborhood are devastated. >> reporter: soap is the magnitude of the clean-up. from bal harbour, homes are filled with the smell of diesel fuel to the smoke in breezy point. new yorkers are trying to come to grips with the long road ahead. >> just where the kids grew up. it is the only, only house they have ever known. >> reporter: tom duffy one of the new yorkers, sifting through the rubble with his hands. carefully turning over charred pieces of what was part of his life. the family home here in breezy point, one of more than 100, leveled, by the fire. >> i can't believe, just, two month as go we were down here. it's crazy. >> what do you do when this is what you are coming home to, where do you start? when you are trying to rebuild. you start small. grab what you can. what the fire didn'
. >> of first, the deepening ripple effect caused by a the superstore known as sandy. the other major issue the tens of thousands of customers are still in the dark here in our region. the vast majority is in northern virginia. petco tells us that they have restored many. sandy is blamed for 48 deaths and financial analysts say that the storm is responsible for $20 billion in property damage as well as an additional $30 billion in lost business. we will begin tonight with a problem that is getting worse and could last for days. area wide flooding. we were there as streets turned into rivers in upper marlboro and old town alexandria. >> part of keen street behind me is fine. but look what happened to other parts, under water tonight and it has been under water for hours. you're looking at a block from where the potomac river usually is. it overflowed its banks tonight. you see what happened. what a difference television makes. a few feet lower for me to flooding. the water got to about here. but the sand bags helped keep the water from coming in. a lot of folks around here are a little nervo
. there's abc's matt gutman, he's been wading through it day and night. >> and hurricane sandy is such an unusual storm. a once in a generation event. sam is leading our team coverage from lower manhattan. and, sam, what exactly makes sandy so different and so powerful? >> oh, george, there's a huge list about this storm. but first, let's start with the size of this thing. we're going to show you the 3-d satellite. you're going to see the clouds that stretch from well, really, bermuda all the way up the coastline to hudson bay and canada and beyond the arctic circle. with the 3-d view, you can actually see there's been a little center. we've seen some eye in the storm and then it starts to go away. some people are surprised the storm going north gained a little strength overnight. and it did that because it moved into the warmer waters of the gulf stream. it runs off the eastern seaboard and it gives that storm the little oomph that it needs before tell heads to the coastline. all the experts are still pointing to the storm just to the shoreline around 1:00 this morning, somewh
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- tracking the superstorm. sandy is massive and on the march up the east coast, about to become a hideous hybrid of hurricane and winter storm. more than 50 million americans in the cross-hairs. where will this thing hit? how long will it last? our extreme weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact. could this storm shut down america's largest city? while power companies are calling in cavalry from out in the hartleyland, millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. could sandy tilt the balance for the race to the white house? it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to rejigger their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast, triggers a tsunami warning for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing story in the hawaii tsunami warning. the threat not completely over. a live report in just a few minutes. >>> we'll start here, of
-minute changes. meantime, our forecast on wednesday, with jacqui jeras. >> still a lingering impact from sandy. we will see that today in the today.cloud cover also, temperatures much cooler today. average byy below degrees throughout much of the next seven days. river flooding remains a heightened concern as several rivers breached their banks in .he viewing area be receding tomorrow .nd friday we have some sprinkles across parts of the west in culpeper county and front royal. you might see a few little snowflak mixing in, but no big deal. cool andt will be bright, 43 currently, 50 by noon. 5:00, 54 degrees with cloudy skies. a few more breaks of sunsine. treat forecast is in a few minutes. first let's a check on traffic whitten.er jamee white's ferry is shut down. i will let you know when that will reopen. vre trains, metro rail, e operating on schedule on a normal schedule. we will keep you posted if there are problems. around the beltway, virginia, tysons, quiet. quiet in bethesda. earlier crash on the inner loop near 450, than has been cleared. 50 the john hanson highway, accident but the
>>> at this hour hurricane sandy continues to move up the east coast bringing high winds and heavy rains. we want to get an update on where we stand tonight. >> we're tracking the storm and bob ryan will be with us in just a moment. look at the satellite showing the storm moving off to the north and northeast and it's expected to make a quick turn to the west as we move through the evening hours tomorrow into tomorrow night and early tuesday morning making land fall. this is the projected time line for you. showing by monday 8:00 at night into tuesday not a tremendous amount of movement and that is why we expect so much rain across our area, upwards of five to ten inches not out of the question. already have a flood watch in effect for the district and surrounding counties. notice frederick county a flood warning has been issued and it is expected to arrive during the day tomorrow. also have a high wind warning for the entire area wind gusts upwards of 60 miles per hour. and on top of all the rain gary county a blizzard warning wh
sandy. any other closings we will pass along the. >> what you are seeing now is what you will get four days a head. the cool chalky pattern keeping us cloudy. let's look at the radar picture. we are all stuck in they cloudiness from the great lakes to the northeast, it is generally overcast. we will bit breaks at times. they think we have a lesser chance of getting one of those showers. 46 degrees at a reagan national. 40 degrees at dulles. slowly but steadily the temperatures will rise. 52 degrees by noon. 56 degrees and partly sunny and at 5:00. we will talk about when we will see a little bit of a warm up. but said over to traffic. >> overnight construction crews were able to get out and get to work. outer loop near route 7. 395, let's take a look at the camera. in the southbound direction of duke street at this early hour, there is not much of a delay. you cannot see it and this camera shot. there is where we have activity to the far right. we also have activity on interstate 95 as far as the age of the land. they are getting ready to open the h. o. the lane for commuters. -- hov p
>>> hurricane sandy is already starting to have a major impact on our area. president obama signed off an emergency declaration for maryland and one for the district. and this comes as schools are closed and federal workers are told to stay home. amtrak has cancelled it's southeast service. we want to get straight to meteorologist on where hurricane sandy is now. >> the one thing folks have been hearing about this for days and it is just beginning. here are the headlines that i want everybody to focus on. the storm is beginning the worst of it around the washington area, that is the rains and wind t. flooding will be tomorrow and the flood risk will continue for several days from small streems but also as winds kick into the south for folks around the bay. this is for several days. toveble travel decruppingses they will be continuing and the power outages because the leaves are coming down, those may only be moderate and i will see our winds kicking from the northwest as this storm moves by. here is the regional radar and i can s
we begin our sandy aftermath coverage live in frederick maryland. >> frederick county has been really hard hit by sandy. one of the problems has been flooding. this is the monocacy river. parks were flooded, the historic mill got wet, and a lot of people are without power as well. we met some who say they are lucky to be alive. somehow, sandy found this tiny mountain ridge they gave no shelter. along the stretch of road, hundreds of trees are down. >> we see a lot of storms appear, but this is the worst for sure. >> tim his wife, and his children were all home on monday when the winds began to roar. >> when we heard that boom, that is nothing you want to hear. this is what we saw. it was pretty bad. >> the treat landed right on his bed just an hour or so before he and his wife planned to go to bed. down the lane, terry was hoping she and her house would survive as well. >> all we could hear was cracking and thumping and the house shaking. the tops of the trees hit. one in the front and one along the front corner. >> then came the rain. all the creeks in this valley drain into t
stormwater coverage of the superstar known as sandy. the storm is responsible for a massive power outage and so much more. >> there are a lot of worried residents and business owners tonight in alexandria. >> whenever there is a storm this is always a problem spot, old town alexandria. take a look, it is still within its banks and we are told it is about 2 feet below flood stage right now. the potomac river reached high tide this evening and despite several instances of rain throughout the day it remained well within its banks. so many alexandria residents and owners were worried about the impact. >> it seemed pretty scary with all the storms combining. >> several residents braved the wind, cold, and rain to see if the river would begin to flood as it did during hurricane isabel. >> we don't know what is going to happen later on. >> tonight they are fairly confident they have dodged a bullet. >> from late monday afternoon and through the night, the storm pounded this area with relentless show worse. elsewhere the wind knocked down trees and knocked out power to hundreds of alexandria res
of sandy. >> this is good morning washington. >> some residents dealt with issues from sandy. issues will get worse, not just in the commonwealth, but through the whole region. >> i do want to remind you we have a full list of area closures running at the top of the screen. good morning. >> it is about 410 miles away from washington d.c. he is as they're in just a second. we want to get the latest on the storm impacting us. it has moved into our area as well. it is a category one hurricane. that is expected to become poster tropical before it makes landfall. we are very concerned about that. record rainfall as a power outages can be expected. hundreds of flights have been cancelled. you need to stay put. and the last minute preparations need to be under way immediately as conditions will be going downhill throughout the day. this is along with the google earth map. the winds extend out. the tropical storm is anywhere between 35 miles per hour. the extent 523 miles from the center of the storm. we can start to see these possibilities coming into our area already. the winds will be st
and roz plater in park.e >> but first, where is sandy and where will it hit? .et's go to steve rudin >> it continues to make its trek , note north, northeast moving very best, but storm s up to 75 m.p.h. maintaining a category one status. living under the overnight hours during the day tomorrow, it is going to start e a move to the west and eventually make landfall w jerseye along the ne coast. looking at the doppler radar, now moving across the chesapeake bay. all this will continue to move west and it will the media metro area over the next hour or two. the big story will come and into tomorrow with the gusting wind, rain and the potential for snow out to the west of the mountains. story as werent gwith what's goin the flood watch that entire area as a warning for frederick county and a quick look at the warning will go into at 8:00 tomorrow morning until 8:00 tuesday evening. wind gusts up to 60 m.p.h. are not out of the question. on what'sa check ocean cityght now in bade things are not so now, but brad bell joins us live. how do things look? >> not so bad? that's easy for you to
korff is live. hurricane sandy has claimed over 100 lives in the caribbean up the jersey coast. tonight, one here in maryland lopez.e loss of santiago the destructive force can be seen in yards up and down annapolis. yard, family front and friends gathered to prayer after sandy claimed yet another life. working here and got killed because a tree fell on him. oldhis dear friend, 50-year- lopez, was working y afternoon with a company in theg storm debris backyard of a residence when its came down directly on him. killing him instantly. he had four children. >> his son watched in horror as , an experienced with 10 years of service with the same company, lost his life. the storm catches many people's lives. touched a life in a much serious note. that is what we have got here tonight, a very tragic accident. >> there seems to be a tragic accident -- it happened in the work place setting. state officials are investigating circumstances incident.g the >> thank you. is blamed for at deaths in the u.s. his death is the third in maryland. sandy is responsible for two in virginia. thedy was killed
from a devastating blow, superstorm sandy. at this hour rescues are under way, families being plucked from waterlogged homes as the images of sandy's fury pour in. and just watch this tree. there it is. upended from the earth by the soaking rains of this storm. cars in lower manhattan tossed like flotation devices. and as sandy marches west it's whipping up monster waves even on lake michigan. so here is the big ptuture at this moment, 14 states with cities and towns underwater and in places the water is 8 feet deep. and another night of darkness for millions of people, the new york city skyline in shadow. nearly half the island has no power at all. 8 million people in 18 states in the cold and dark tonight. and our extreme weather team is fanned out across the storm zone. abc's alex perez starts us out in little ferry, new jersey, still underwater, rescue is under way right now. alex. >> reporter: well, diane, we've learn president obama will be in new jersey surveying the damage tomorrow. but i want you to take a look around me here. this is what many blocks across little ferry, new
, the d.c. region preparing for the worst of sandy. coastal regions already seeing some flooding. it has caused a shutdown of transportation offices. good morning, washington. >> we have the full list of closures that will be scrolling on your screen. we want to get the latest on sandy's path. >> we are certainly feeling the impact already. you can see it on the satellite picture. 75 miles per hour. this will be going downhill through the day today. i want to go to the meteorologist in the storm center. >> keeping a close eye on the screen that is how we will be doing it today. we want to give you the latest information and taking reports. send us what you are seeing. if you see any down trees, send us your pictures. here is a look at super doppler radar. over on the eastern shore. that is all moving westward. light green color up and down the corridor. that will continue its progress eastward. let's look at the rainfall total so far. but at ocean city. up to about 2.3 inches. that is on the eastern shore. we can expect about 4-8 inches of rain throughout the rest event. maximum wind g
and the strongest wind associated with sandy. it is making that transition tropical to non-tropical. it is an enormous and it spend.es to when it moves northwest to the baltimore-washington area, it is going to slow down. flooding will be the legacy as get into thursday. as far as what is coming next, wind gusts out of the north went -- out of the northwest. flooding is a problem. >> that will be the story. only for the immediate , could be seen power outages as they go through the evening. heavy rain, there are flood warnings expanding all over. see the crest coming potomac by thursday. this will be several days for we be feeling the impact of this. to be concerned about is the flash flooding. turnaround, did not drown. can flood a car. as we go to the next six or hours, we could be seeing bands coming in with two or 5 inches of rain. bere afraid there will increasing power outages. the flooding will stay with us for several days. expected to improve anytime soon. brad has been in ocean city, md., sandy first arrived. some shelterg right now. i thought this was going to ca
sandy causing across the region. a closer look at the damage that the storm has caused. >> it has multiplied in the past hours, i canvassed maryland which the latest on the destruction. evening wore on and intensified, we heard of damageore reports the area. this is one of those real critical near misses. at this enormous 100 old tree. the owners said this is history, down.ated that it came it barely missed these homes here, came across cathedral barely hit one of these here, that is the only have out here as the wind continues to blow. the wind howls and the water surges. a terrifying force monday night into the d.c. region. over in our backyard hockey go a aall, it sounded like train coming. a huge tree fell. treesg more aging the home will topple. they pushed where they will take shelter. >> if i can help a neighbor, i will help them out. >> this behemoth storm surprised us anyway. in northwest washington, a tree came down, slicing off a portion of another. condemned house, at that time who -- >> we are fighting. >> they were direct hits and near misses. the home escaped severe
. is the largest preparation in the company's history. godfrey, abc7 news. where is sandy now? let's ask chief meteorologist doug hill. >> its northeast of pittsburgh. currently, the quick check of the area.es in low 40's. typical temperatures for january. here is the rate on the live r doppler seven radar. a little bit of snow continuing the mountains and a blizzard effect, but for us it is mostly light rain. will this be causing flooding issues? bob ryan has more. >> there are a lot of the flood warnings and watches that are up. to moderate flooding tomorrow with the high tide in annapolis. potomac, that is the e where so much rain came. fortunately a lot of it was ground. by the s around little falls. be a moderate flood crest, one or two feet above the stage, for the potomac. in alexandria, you have the urge-- tidal surge tide. high for triggered treating, it will but chilly. -put faugh- for trick or treating, it will be in the 40's. >> residents of new jersey are working to recover. a huge swell of water hit after e broke. had been evacuated. in national guard brought in people to a stagi
>>> good morning, america. this morning, the superstorm. sandy, downgraded to a tropical storm overnight. but do not be fooled. forecasters say this is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, with 66 million people in the bull's eye and possibly $15 billion in damage. our extreme team, live up and down the coast this morning. >>> weekend whirlwind. with sandy bearing down, president obama and mitt romney are going through battleground states for every vote. how is it that both guys are so confident? >>> extreme shoplifting. caught on tape. a suitcase filled with $1,000 in steaks. this guy hiding items in a neck brace. how the thieves are working in teams and making everything more expensive for you. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and best birthday ever. we'll tell you how a mall worker convinced 1980s rock legend billy idol to play at his birthday party. this band went through extraordinary lengths, launching a two-year campaign to meet his idol. and we were there for the big night, exclusively for the payoff. >>> you learn something new every morning on this broadcast. i h
's sam champion and the central question, why is this a superstorm? and ginger zee, right where sandy is expected to make landfall. why the full moon could make it even worse. "world news" team coverage starts now. >>> good evening on this sunday night. as we come on this air, you can see it swirling right over my shoulder here. what's being called a superstorm tonight. hurricane sandy is more than 200 miles off the coast, about to crash into two other systems when it makes landfall. take a look at this tonight. this is the imagery from space. a massive storm, 1,000 miles across. long before it makes landfall sometime tomorrow night, it is already being felt on the coastline. whipping winds and rains have flooded many communities. the number of americans impacted by this storm will be enormous. 60 million people, really anyone east of the mississippi will be affected. hundreds of thousands have already been evacuated tonight. this evening, we learned schools are closed for 2 million children across seven states and washington, d.c. as they ask, what about halloween? and, tonight, the
by superstorm sandy. new jersey and new york, hit hardest by this storm. >> here's what we know right now. at least 51 dead, at least 2 missing. the national guard, pouring into destroyed and devastated areas. more than 6.8 million homes and businesses out of power right now. >> and we've seen so many astonishing pictures coming from the storms. look at that right there. hoboken, new jersey. those are new york taxis, yellow taxis, all underwater right now. they would normally be racing through the streets of new york. you can't go to downtown new york right now. they are underwater. >> it's unbelievable. and now, for the first time, our cameras are up close in the burned-o coastal town of breezy point. look at that. it looks like a moonscape. a war zone. 111 homes burned to the ground. seeing that is hard to believe. >> sam is going to lead our coverage from the very start. he's in lower manhattan. we want to go right away to wabc's john delgiorno. john, i know firefighters can't get there yet. what are you seeing? >> this is about midway between the popular resort town seaside heights. t
night for emergency crews all up and down the east coast. sandy causing massive flooding, down trees, and power outages, leaving to several rescues as well. good morning, washington. it is use morning, october 30. >> unbelievable pictures to share with you. now, throughout our newscast, we're going to scroll area closures along the screen. we want to get right over to jacqui, who's been following the situation all night into this early morning and joins us with the latest. >> good morning, guys. the worst is over. that's the best thing i can tell you. still lingering impacts. sandy no longer a hurricane, but still packing winds. take a look at the satellite and radar picture. you can pick out the center of circulation t. is moving across central pennsylvania at this time up to our north, and it's moving off to the west. we're going to continue to get some rainfall here this morning, occasionally off and on, and our temperatures are so cold, a little snow mixing in from the west. of course, the higher elevations getting hit hard now with some sno
on from sandy.orts frustration continued to grow millions still without power in new york and new jersey. good morning, washington. friday, november 2. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to meteorologist jeras. cold temperatures this morning. cold start across the with temperatures in the 30's and '40's. , we are keeping an eye on the sky. some drier air has been building in this morning. little disturbance to our west. there could be a shower or snowflakes later this morning. degrees in manassas, 37 at dulles, 42 at reagan national, gaithersburg, 39 in martinsburg. we will be warming slowly today. 51 by noon and 55 degrees at 5:00. more sunshine in the seven-day forecast. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. the beltway, new hampshire delay, stay to the left as you had passed 95 and around to newnd hampshire avenue. delays around the beltway. some leftover roadwork, the virginia side, several works owns overnight. ,95 northbound and southbound are in the process of picking that up. bad.not too in springfield, hov lanes are open. from dale city to springfield. 3
says it's like a stopped up drain. >>> aside from all those problems triggered by sandy, people in new york's blackout zone are now worrying about their safety. some of the buildings in lower manhattan have beefed up security since plunging into darkness. reside residents -- after residents were terrified that would-be robbers got into homes by posing as utility workers promising to restore power. extra doormen have now been called into double-check i.d.s. can you imagine? >> i know. there's been isolated reports of the looting and scams like that that always happens after air tragedy. people always take advantage of the vulnerable chaotic situation. >> it's just terrible. >> got to believe in karma with folks like that. >> officials have always said security will increase as the lights come back on. >> that is somewhat easier said than done. as abc's ron claiborne reports the effort to get the power glowing again is now a national one. >> reporter: it's a massive effort for a massive problem. 64,000 utility workers in a dozen states working around the clock to turn the power on. in re
are all happy. millions of people remained without power to buy because of sandy. pepco reports about 7000 people are out of power. dominion house 60,000 people out and bgein the dark. coming up, autry and godfrey will have an update on the restoration of power. one of the efforts to keep the lights on ended with them being rushed off to the hospital. howard county fire crews found a generator running in this home with the real residence overrun by carbon monoxide fumes. one is said to be critically ill right now. the levels were 30 times higher than they should have been. >> trees and wires toppling but flooding was not as big of an issue as first feared. d.c. public schools will be open tomorrow. d.c. bureau chief sam ford continues our storm coverage from northwest d.c. clucks the toppled trees are about the biggest problem here in d.c. and d-dot received 500 incidents including this one on barnaby's street nw. southeast to northwest trees fell on houses as a sandy blew through the d.c. >> my dog was freaking out. >> in a convoy, mayor great toward the city. they were removing the tre
. the reporters in peril cering monster hurricane sandy. >> those buildings might be destroyed already. >> houses walker -- washing away, cruise ships pound and worst is yet to come. maria covering the chaos on her video diary. then, donald in danger? where trump's hiding out. >> you're staying? >> i live or die with it. >> wall street, the subways, the tv shows shut down. howard stern, kelly and michael going on with the show and we're there. >> the subways are closed. >> w escaped an earthquake only to get caught in the hurricane? the trael nigmare. >> i'm stuck in chicago. >> 1000 flights canceled. our travel detective, peter greenberg today, with five things the airlines won't tell you. >> the airlines say to call us on the 800 number. >> the parallels to hold wood's disaster movies from 2012 to the day after tomorrow, is fiction that far from reality? fm the center of t storm, this is "extra." >> w welcome to "extra,"'m maria menounos here in new york city. mario, i'm on the hudson river where the winds have picked up, the water is quickly rising and the storm is about to break. >> we have b
getting ready fu9 ÷q9té8r >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >> it is all about sandy as it goes closer and closer to an impact with the east coast. people are bracing for the worst. sit in the path of this monster storm that will keep us all on edge all weekend long. warnings are in effect for the district, maryland, and several other states. people all up and down the east coast are getting their homes ready. the storm has already taken 40 lives in the caribbean. we have teamed coverage for you. we have a look at all of the preparations under way. our senior meteorologist is here with that important 11:00 advisory. >> it is still a minimal hurricane. the one thing i want emphasize is as we go through the weekend, you will it decreasing in intensity. let me show you the satellite picture. there, you can see how it is interacting with the coastline and bringing in a bit of dry air. there is the circulation. here is what is important. see that area of rain showers? that is the front. that is the upper level jet stream that will be driving to the east and really picking
inside. supposed to be early voting today, but because of sandy, they added an extra day to early voting here in the state of maryland. will remain open until 9:00 this evening. >> thank you. is on your side. we are tracking the problems at the polls. we would love for you to share see us anywhere that you can be long lines, malfunctioning machines, just visit our website. and on twitter, use the hastag #pollproblems. >> hurricane sandy being blamed for one more death. an elderly man was trying to shovel snow dumped by the monster storm. fema is reporting 13,000 people are staying in shelters right now. let's find out what is happening in manhattan. good afternoon. >> the temperatures are definitely dropping, and that is not helping the families who have lost everything, and the millions who are still without power. sandy's victim's woke up in a cold and dark home yet again this morning well looking for help. tempers are flaring up as many residents feel they have been left out in the cold. >> this is really a dangerous situation and it is a dangerous place in the dark. island, were the
live team coverage of hurricane sandy keeping millions of people home on this monday. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. starts now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. 5:01 is the time on this october 29. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. we have a full list of closures at the top of your screen, so keep an eye on that. we will have you coverage throughout the morning. jacqui jeras as an update on the storm. >> from the national hurricane center sandy has intensified a little, still a category one but the maximum winds are 85 miles an hour. the wind is huge. the tropical storm force winds between 39 and 73 miles an hour, extend out more and 500 miles from the center of the storm. so they are feeling that along the coastal areas already. the storm is 400 miles away from d.c. it will impact us all day. we will be going downhill. anything you still have to do to prepare for the storm, that needs to be done now. philip your bathtub, make sure anything loose outdoors has been secured. it's a good idea to spend a d
if charges will be filed. >> we are continuing to find more damage in our area after sandy, like this. if plane flipped over at the airport, east from where the monocracy river overflowed its banks. in the. death toll from storm path now stands at 57 people. populated cityst is trying to rebound. thousands of still without power and subway, in new york. now the latest >> . flames burning in a seaside new jersey community. a gas explosion is thought to thiscaused the fires in exclusive neighborhood. the road cut off by firefighters could not respond, forced to let the whole community burn down. seaside neighborhoods in new jersey swallowed up by water and sand. seaside heights, entire blocks of homes are gone. the entrance to the town is under water. we rode it out of because we from a florida. think it would be like this. i've been through hurricanes and never seen anything like this >> . new york city taxicabs submerged in the floodwaters. of the boardwalk in atlantic city in ruins. anthe new jersey shore, park collapse into the ocean. it.e will rebuild but it won't be the same. >> i
for sandy survivors. emotional tributes by country stars last night at the cmas. and heart wrenching moments on stage from the boss. his message for all the victims of the storm. ♪ rise up come on, rise up ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. and some real drama from bruce springsteen. what an emotional tribute to his home state. there he is, singing "city of ruins." new jersey hit so hard by this storm. and bruce springsteen, obviously, so moved. >> you can tell. >> it sure does. >>> robin's home recovering. hope she's doing well this morning. amy robach is here. >> thanks so much. and the toll of the devastation of sandy is becoming more and more clear with the pictures this morning. at least 92 dead. 3.8 million customers out of power. and here's the tough part. power could be out for weeks for so many. that is a tough situation. >> it sure is. a lot of people just don't know. >>> and so many people separated from their pets during the storm, are now being reunited. we have stunning pictures from the new york aquarium, where 12,000 animals may need to be evacuated if the facility doesn't get
of hurricane sandy. there is a gasoline shortage in new jersey adding to the misery of storm victims. they have spent hours waiting only to find the pumps have run dry. police have been called out to keep order. gas lines are not the only things frustrating people in new york and new jersey. some people in s.i. say they feel like they are being forgotten -- staten say they feel like they are being forgotten. >> progress is being made, but there are many obstacles out there, like staten island, and patience is wearing thin. >> there is still 3 million people without power on the coast. people are not happy about the marathon taking place. >> tempers are running high, especially in waterlogged staten island. >> we are going to die. you do not understand. >> gasoline, food, and clothing. 20 people died on staten island. people are facing another night of darkness and cold. >> people are fighting. that sends people over the edge. >> the governor says relief is on the way. >> there should be an improvement in conditions and people should see it quickly. >> the ferry service and has resumed today. wa
and with the entire team here after a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and relief is arriving for the people on staten island. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers are waiting for something to eat. for many, it's the first hot meal they've had in days. new jersey is hard-hit, as well. with only half of the gas stations in new jersey and new york, rationing has gone into effect. >>> but the news is not all bad. atlantic city's 12 casinos are reopening. and the mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, letting storm victims crash at his house. >>> we also have something adorable for you this morning. it involves this puppy. her name is sandy, by the way. her owners threw her out of a car after the storm. but fortunately, a compassionate family took her i
. ds. talk about other aspects of sandy coming up in a little bit. you can still find us online wjla.com. you could also use your mobile phone. we will be applied streaming. as you mentioned, the maryland line is really taking a pounding. has beener ocean city by waves. brianne carter has more. we know the waves have been oming in tyrian >> we are starting to see some damage. we are seeing sheets of from these sections along the boardwalk. down here andng debris scattered the boardwalk. the big concern is flooding and is exactly what we have seen throughout the morning. they put up these steel barriers entrance points to the water out as the possible but it did not work out. an hour or so ago, there was it looked more like a river here. we took some pictures of the pi er that is the biggest amount of seen in ocean city. there is a lot of flooding around that area. over the past two hours, we have seen 20-25-foot waves. those came crashing over the pi causing bad damage. it has been a large impact of the waves crashing against the along the boardwalk. in the southern part, it has wors
by a giant wall of water, where people were rescued from rooftops and sandy's misery stretches on. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with bill weir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city, and terry moran in tom's river, new jersey, this is a special edition of "nightline," the perfect storm. october 31st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran and i'm in tom's river, new jersey, one of the hard-hit communities on the water in this state. the water that superstorm andy hurled against the atlantic seaboard from maryland, all the way up to new york city and beyond. so many communities utterly devastated. you can see this kind of scene, as you see behind me, mile after mile on this coast. and two days after landfall now, the problems are piling up. the death toll now at 74. there's reports of an oil spill and now, a dangerous new threat in many communities, the ruptured gas lines in town after town. you can hear the hissing, you can smell the dangerous gas in the air. and the threat of explosions and fires is growing by the minute. morning broke on the jersey shore a
, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being deployed away from relief efforts. not far from the starting blocks for the marathon, staten island is a wasteland of destruction. >> within seconds, my street was getting flooded with water. >> reporter: jennifer has been staying at this hilton garden inn since the storm forced her to evacuate. >> they didn't have jackets, they didn't have nothing. we had nothing for them, no diapers, we just literally ran for our lives. >> reporter: she's not alone. the hotel is packed with families, all displaced by sandy's rath. normally th
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